Latest Issue: May 2015
Chinese Chengdu Z-10 attack helicopters delivered to Pakistan,two More C-17As for the RAAF, Mitsubishi MRJ first flight delayed and Finnair A350 to Heathrow.
Germanwings A320 crash prompts two-crew policy, Airlander attracts funding, Iran-140 programme halted, Star Alliance Dreamliner, first upgraded Indian Mirage 2000s, more Dutch CH-47F Chinooks, Pakistan Seeks AH-1Z Vipers.
LEADING NEWS STORIES
GO WITH THE FLOW This year’s
Boeing ecoDemonstrator is being used to investigate how to improve aerodynamic efficiency. Mark Broadbent reports.
NEGATIVE G IN A VOYAGER
Ian Harding summarises the issues highlighted in the Service Inquiry report on the most serious near-loss incident in recent RAF history.
REPLACING THE TALON
Robert F Dorr provides the latest stories from around the US Air Force.
F135 UPGRADE PLAN
Chris Kjelgaard details how Pratt & Whitney is ramping up its production and development programmes for the F-35’s F135 engine.
THE US NAVY’S FIGHTER CONUNDRUM
Rick Burgess gives the top news stories from the US Navy.
Chen Chuanren visited Korat Air Base in Thailand during the nation’s largest annual air warfare exercise.
MALAYSIAN DEFENCE ACQUISITION by Nigel Pittaway
REGIONAL AIRCRAFT DOWN UNDER
Nigel Pittaway discovers how the BAE 146/Avro RJ family still has a role in niche services.
QUEEN OF THE SKIES
Mark Broadbent spoke with the Boeing 747-8 programme’s chief about the latest improvements to the company’s flagship ‘jumbo’.
CADILLAC OF THE SKY
Robert F Dorr outlines the current standards of the world’s number one air superiority fighter – the McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle.
Dr Simon Bennett tries to bridge the gap between misperception and the facts about aviation safety.
DUST, DEVILS AND DEVELOPMENT
AIR International’s Mark Ayton visits Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California to discover some of the work under way with VX-31.
After joining the Star Alliance, Air India is hoping to achieve profitability. Andreas Spaeth reports from Delhi.
Ernesto Blanco Calcagno gets a first-hand perspective on how the Uruguayan Air Force conducts air refuelling training.
RED FLAG TURNS FORTY
Norman Graf profiles the latest iteration of Exercise Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Hawaiian Airlines’ expansion is transforming a once small regional carrier into an international player, as David Armstrong discovers.
RUSSIA’S HELICOPTER COUNTRY
Alexander Mladenov describes the work undertaken by the Russian Army Aviation’s helicopter training centre.
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